It’s June in Detroit already! A time for new shows and recording – we’ll be performing at Detroit Music Weekend Saturday, June 16th in Detroit’s Entertainment District/Harmonie Park near Music Hall Detroit. We’ll be playing on the Ford Stage at 7:50 pm.  with such acts as The Jacksons (!), Craig Brown, Ben Daniels, actor Jeff Daniels and more, it’s an honor to be invited to perform at Detroit Music Weekend.  Info here at  https://www.detroitmusicweekend.org/ford-stage/ and  https://www.detroitmusicweekend.org/

June also brings the premiere of the film Tough Luck: Detroit Stories at Cinema Detroit Tuesday evening, June 26 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm at 3420 Cass Avenue, Detroit by Chicago filmmaker and former Detroiter Mary Sommers. Tough Luck tells adventures  of Detroiters who grew up in the City, including myself, and also highlights  playwright Dominique Morriseau, writer Larry Gabriel, activist and teacher Ka Fields, poets and more –  featuring our song, “East of Eden,” too!  https://www.cinemadetroit.org/

Next, we’re on our way to the U.K. again in July for performances at The Rhythmtree Festival at Isle of Wight (Morcheeba and Brand New Heavies!) and in London at Hope and Anchor with Loud Women,and more! Then we’re back in town for a very special show in July with Midsummer’s Night Dream – Detroit Unplugged!- before recording in Detroit and up north.

Thinking of the late Anthony Bourdain’s quote: “ I love Detroit. I think it’s beautiful. I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities in America—still. The same incompetence and neglect that led to its current state of affairs has, at least, left us with a cityscape that even now, taunts us with the memories of our once outsized dreams… … Detroit looks like nowhere else. Detroit looks like motherfuckin’ Detroit. As it should. I’ll say it again. And again. I love Detroit. I love Detroiters. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to live in a city so relentlessly fucked. You’ve got to be tough—and occasionally even devious. And Detroiters are funny, tough—and supreme improvisers.”  RIP, Sir, a treasure.

Thanks for the support for downloading and buying much of my music, and your support of musicians, painters, poets, writers, dancers, chefs, artists, everywhere.

Love, Carolyn  www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho

Detroit Music Award 2016 for Outstanding Rock Songwriter